Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — has assembled an all-star band to perform alongside him at the sold-out record-release show Tuesday, January 16 at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. The show comes three days before the release of his "Sweetzerland Manifesto" album.
"Sweetzerland Manifesto" collaborators Robin Zander (CHEAP TRICK), David Johansen (THE NEW YORK DOLLS) and Terry Reid (solo artist/vocals) are among the artists already confirmed for the Roxy show with special guests likely to join the power-packed group. They'll be joined by Gary Cherone (EXTREME, VAN HALEN), Dean and Robert DeLeo (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), Buck Johnson (keyboards, vocals; AEROSMITH) and David Goodstein (drums).
Set for release on his own Roman Records imprint (distributed worldwide by AMPED Distribution), "Sweetzerland Manifesto" — which is available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon — marks Joe's sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks. They were all written or co-written by Joe (many with the album's guest vocalists), except for a cover of "Eve Of Destruction", with Joe on lead vocals and Johnny Depp on drums. The album features guest appearances from a long list of Joe's friends, colleagues and rock and roll icons. Highlights include "Aye, Aye, Aye", which Joe co-wrote with the track's vocalist Robin Zander, and three collaborations with David Johansen, who sings "I Wanna Roll", "Haberdasher Blues" and "I'm Going Crazy", plus as many co-writes with Terry Reid whose lead vocals light up "I'll Do Happiness" (with Zak Starkey on drums), "Sick & Tired" and "Won't Let Me Go".
"Sweetzerland Manifesto" track listing:
01. Rumble In The Jungle (instrumental)
02. I'll Do Happiness (featuring Terry Reid)
03. Aye, Aye, Aye (featuring Robin Zander)
04. I Wanna Roll (featuring David Johansen)
05. Sick & Tired (featuring Terry Reid)
06. Haberdasher Blues (featuring David Johansen)
07. Spanish Sushi (instrumental)
08. Eve Of Destruction (featuring Joe Perry)
09. I'm Going Crazy (featuring David Johansen)
10. Won't Let Me Go (featuring Terry Reid)